I recently found this recipe on Pintrest and made if for my mom’s birthday. It was so simple and tasted amazing! Of course I had a bit more of a challenge because here in Oklahoma in June it is almost always over 100 degrees, so my ice-cream was VERY soft by the time I made it home. This made it easy to mix in the fresh raspberries but it did take quite a bit of time for the ice-cream to firm back up. Once it did I just used an ice-cream scoop to place a scoopful on the graham cracker, mine were not as beautiful as the picture but they were a delicious summer desert and my family loved them.
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10 ounces Vanilla Ice Cream, slightly softened
5 ounces Fresh Raspberries
Your favorite hot fudge sauce, optional
6 whole graham crackers, broken in half
1. In a bowl, combine the softened vanilla ice cream and the fresh raspberries. Stir until well mixed.If eating immediately following preparation: Divide the mixture evenly between the graham crackers and assemble 6 sandwiches by placing ice cream on top of a graham cracker half, followed by warm hot fudge sauce (about 2-3 teaspoons, if desired) and then another graham cracker half on top. Repeat with remaining ingredients. Serve immediately.
2. If preparing ahead of time: Press the ice cream mixture into a parchment paper lined rectangular plastic storage container (about 7 1/2 x 5 inches in size). Cover and freeze the ice cream until ready to serve.
3. Remove the ice cream from the plastic storage container and cut into 6 equally sized pieces, about the size of half a graham cracker. Place 1 ice cream square on top of a graham cracker half. Top with warm hot fudge sauce (about 2-3 teaspoons, if desired) and then add another graham cracker half on top. Repeat with remaining ingredients. Serve immediately.
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